This major project completely renovated the Uffizi’s Botticelli room. The large space that houses all the Botticelli collection, as well as masterpieces by Pollaiolo, was divided into two rooms and each painting was carefully examined and restored. State of the art technology was installed to protect the artworks, including new protective glass and a new laser alarm system. […]
With the support of the non-profit Friends of Florence Foundation, Filippo Lippi’s panel of the Annunciation has recently been restored by Lucia Biondi and Roberto Buda and reinstalled in the church of San Lorenzo. A masterful example of Early Renaissance art, since the early 1440s the painting has hung on the back wall of the Martelli family chapel, located […]
This project restored an extraordinary bronze sculpture of the head of a horse, which dates to the second half of the fourth century BC. During the Renaissance Donatello used this as a model for his works, as did Leonardo da Vinci. The head was once part of a full statue of a horse, but the […]
The recently restored statue of Aphrodite housed in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale (National Archeological Museum/the Museum) in Florence, Italy, was unveiled in a public celebration on September 11, 2018. Funded by Friends of Florence with a donation by Michael and Sandy Collins, the cleaning and restoration process revealed a surprising development. Long thought to be […]
Tabernacle Depicting Sant’Agostino, Tobia, Archangel Raphael, and Angels – Via S. Agostino and Via Maffia, Florence
This tabernacle, located near Santo Spirito, is the second such “public art” restoration funded by the Florence Chapter of Friends of Florence.
Restoration of the Wooden Cross by San Gallo, Recipient of the 2014 Biennial Friends of Florence–Salone dell’Arte Restauro Grant – Cappella Degli Artisti, Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata
This project was awarded – and funded by – the second Friends of Florence-Salone dell’Arte and Restauro grant, presented during the 2014 Salone. The restorer for this project is Francesca Spagnoli.
This restoration was short-listed for the 2012 Friends of Florence Salone dell’Arte and Restauro grant.